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Shingles and a cold? Mrs. Bowen Due February 7 (girl); Arkansas 103 posts
7th Apr '13

Has anyone ever had shingles before with a cold? I was diagnosed with it on Tuesday and I believe it is going away but since Wednesday I have had a sore throat and a cough. Well my sore throat has went away but I have this awful cough and lots of mucus. Every couple of hours I have cough up mucus and have to blow my nose. About an hour ago I coughed up mucus with blood. Maybe I am freaking myself out to much? I just hate to go back to the doctor again because I went twice last week just trying to figure it all out. I have to go back to work tomorrow, they know I have shingles but they haven't heard about any of the rest. I work at a Hearing aid center (so obviously concerned about the older clients we have) and I have class on Tuesday and Thursday, This is just a curious post and rant. This just sucks! Does anyone know if this might be normal with shingles?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15439 posts
status 7th Apr '13

Flu like symptoms are pretty common with Shingles.

Mrs. Bowen Due February 7 (girl); Arkansas 103 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Flu like symptoms are pretty common with Shingles."


Thank you so much! I haven't done to much research because I just don't trust what all the internet says. So by what you know do I have to let my body rest to get over this faster? I feel like I have tried to rest more but I just don't feel like my body is healing as fast as the rash. If that makes sense?

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
7th Apr '13

I had it last summer and was miserable
Had flu like symptoms for about 2-3 weeks and the rash for almost 2 months

Mrs. Bowen Due February 7 (girl); Arkansas 103 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" I had it last summer and was miserable Had flu like symptoms for about 2-3 weeks and the rash for almost 2 months"


That sounds horrible! Mine is already turning purple so I am hoping it is healing? I feel like I just want to stay home and sleep but my boss wants me to come in anyways. I'm just learning how to work through this crap. :(

Mrs. Bowen Due February 7 (girl); Arkansas 103 posts
10th Apr '13

So I went back to the doctor today and found out I have bronchitis :/ more meds for me :( thanks for the advice ladies!